“I Still Do”

Christ Covenant Church – Matthews, NC
March 27-28, 2020

Join us for a special 2020 IBCD Marriage Conference!

Dave Harvey, author of “When Sinners Say ‘I Do'”, introduces his new book, “I Still Do”. This book was written as a guide for post-newlyweds navigating the defining moments of life. Dave joins Jim & Caroline Newheiser and Bob & Ann Maree Goudzwaard to teach sessions designed to apply the word of God to all aspects of our marriages.

He writes, “Lasting marriages are built one defining moment at a time. The moment of blame. The moment of weakness. When your spouse suffers. When dreams disappoint. When the kids leave the nest. It’s how we think and behave toward one another in moments like these that determines whether our marriage endures or falters. Ultimately, these are invitations from God to consider our direction and pursue transformation.”

Whether you find yourself pleased or displeased with the state of your marriage, this conference will offer you encouragement, hope, and practical tools for weathering life’s storms.


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Rates & Dates

Early Bird
Until 1/23/20
1/24/20 – 3/25/20
At the Door
Individual Ticket $65 $75 $85
Couple’s Tickets $120 $140 $160


Group Discounts

Six or more people receive a 10% discount off the order. To process a group discount, one person must register the whole group under individual tickets and the discount will automatically be applied at checkout. Simply select the number of attendees that wish to attend as a group and proceed. Unfortunately, we cannot offer manual group registration under any circumstances. Group discounts can not be applied for Couple’s Ticket options.

Student/Military Discounts

Are you a full-time student (12+ credit hours) or have you served in the military?  Apply for a 25% discount now!

Important Information

  • Lunch will be provided for registrants on Saturday, March 28.
  • Group discounts may not be combined with neither the Student Discount, Military Discount, nor the Supporting Church Discount.
  • Group discounts are only available to individuals who have not yet registered.
  • Group discounts are not valid with Couple’s Tickets options. For couples wanting to utilize the group discount, please register by purchasing 6 or more Individual Tickets.
  • Registration prices are available through 11:59am EST of the deadline date.
  • Refunds will be processed (less a $20 admin fee) through February 27th, 2020, after which no refunds will be processed. Contact events@ibcd.org.
  • Registration closes 2 days before the conference at 11:59 am EST. After that point, registrations are available at the door.

Ticket Type Current Price
Individual Ticket

$75.00Register Now

Couple’s Ticket

$140.00Register Now

Schedule & More Info

Friday, March 27th, 2020

6:00 PM      Registration

6:30 PM      General Session 1 – Dave Harvey “Life-Defining Moments

7:30 PM      Panel Q&A with Dave Harvey, Jim & Caroline Newheiser, Bob & Ann Maree Goudzwaard

8:15 PM      Dismiss

Saturday, March 28, 2020

8:00 AM     Registration & light refreshments

8:30 AM     General Session 2 – Dave Harvey “Contentment”

9:30 AM     Break

9:45 AM     Workshop 1

10:45 AM   Break

11:00 AM   Workshop 2

12:00 PM    Lunch Break

1:30 PM      Workshop 3

2:30 PM      Break

2:45 PM      General Session 3 – Jim Newheiser “Grace”

3:45 PM      Dismiss

Browse All Workshop Topics & Speakers

Saturday, March 28th | 9:45 AM — Workshop 1

  • Bob & Ann Maree Goudzwaard “Marriage Mentor Training, Part 1”
  • Jim Newheiser “Communication in Marriage”
  • Caroline Newheiser “The Lonely Wife”

Saturday, March 28th | 11:00 AM — Workshop 2

  • Bob & Ann Maree Goudzwaard “Marriage Mentor Training, Part 2”
  • Jim Newheiser “Financial Help for Marriage”
  • Caroline Newheiser “Marriage Help for Young Mothers”
  • Dave Harvey “Forgiveness & Marriage”

Saturday, March 28th | 1:30 PM — Workshop 3

  • Jim & Caroline Newheiser “Counseling as a Couple”
  • Dave Harvey “Sex & Marriage”

Speaker Information

Dave Harvey is a Teaching Pastor at Summit Church in Fort Myers/Naples, Florida, and serves as the Executive Director of Sojourn Network. Dave is also the founder of AmICalled.com, a leadership resource site helping men who feel called to plant or pastor, to build churches that last.. Dave has 30+ years of pastoral experience, with 19 years as a lead pastor. Dave serves on  the board for the Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation (CCEF)and has traveled nationally and internationally doing conferences where he teaches Christians, equips pastors and trains church planters.  Dave has a D-Min from Westminster Theological Seminary and contributes regularly at For The Church and The Gospel Coalition. He is the author of When Sinners Say I DoAm I Called, and Rescuing Ambition, and Letting Go, a book he co-authored with Paul Gilbert. Married for 36 years, Dave and Kimm have four kids and two grandchildren.

Dr. Jim Newheiser is the Executive Director at IBCD and the Director of the Christian Counseling program and Associate Professor of Practical Theology at Reformed Theological Seminary in Charlotte, NC. He served in pastoral ministry for over thirty years in Southern California and Saudi Arabia and has been practicing biblical counseling since 1982. Some of his works include Marriage, Divorce, and Remarriage: Critical Questions and Answers , Money: Seeking God’s Wisdom, and You Never Stop Being a Parent. 

Caroline Newheiser is an ACBC certified counselor. She has a B.S. in Elementary Education, homeschooled her three sons for 22 years, and has taught Sunday School for 23 years. She has many years of experience counseling women in the local church and has a passion to help women view their lives in a biblical way.

Bob Goudzwaard is Director of Operations as IBCD and the Director of Pastoral Care Ministries at Christ Covenant (PCA) in Matthews, NC where he teaches and counsels. Bob received an MA in Biblical Counseling from Reformed Theological Seminary Charlotte and is ACBC certified.

Ann Maree Goudzwaard is Director of Communications at IBCD. Ann Maree is ACBC certified and counsels at her home church, Christ Covenant (PCA) in Matthews, NC. She plans IBCD’s conferences, edits content, and helps develop our training resources.

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Travel Information

Area Hotels

Hampton Inn (2.3 mi from venue)

9615 Independence Pointe Pkwy
Matthews, NC 28105
(704) 841-1155

Comfort Inn (3.2 mi from venue)

1718 Windsor Crossing Drive

Matthews, NC, 28105

(704) 845-5911


Holiday Inn Express & Suites (2.7 mi from venue)

9420 E Independence Blvd

Matthews, NC 28105

(704) 443-3100


Courtyard by Marriott (3.0 mi from venue)

11425 E Independence Blvd

Matthews, NC 28105

(704) 846-4466


Airport Information

Charlotte Douglas International (CLT) (19 mi from venue)

Location: Christ Covenant Church

800 Fullwood Lane MatthewsNC 28105